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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

MIRPURKHAS Jan 12. On the call of Anjuman e Tajiran Mirpurkhas, complete strike was observed in the city here on Tuesday to protest against the growing incidents of crime and prolong load shedding in the city by Hesco. All the markets , shopping centers and bazaars including Hilal market, cloth market, Shahi Bazaar, municipal shopping center, electronic market, Sarafa bazaar, grain market, police shopping center, Khisak Pura, Mirwah road, Sir Syed road , M. A.Jinnah road, Hirabad, colony road, Iqbal road, Bhansinghabad, Satellite town etc remained close throughout day. During this \DPO Mirpurkhas Muneer Ahmed Shaikh and XEN hesco Mirpurkhas division Malik Imtiazul Haq Awan have held negotiations with office bearers of Anjuman Tajiran Mirpurkhas including president Aneesur Rehman Shaikh, ex president Mirpurkhas chamber of commerce and industry MCCI Abdul Khalique Khan and Mirza Afaq Baig in which office bearers described that different FIRs of robbery and dacoities were lodged on behalf of traders but no accused was yet arrested as all the business community is feeling unsafely and further said that 14 to 16 hours daily prolong load shedding have been destroyed the business and created difficulties for common people. They demanded the DPO and XEN hesco Mirpurkhas to immediately take notice ensure arresting of involved culprits and reduce the timing of load shedding. Sources said that after discussion, DPO agreed that police personnels would be deployed in the markets and shopping centers on the directives of Anjuman e Tajiran Mirpurkhas to protest their lives and properties, involved culprits would be nabbed soon while XEN hesco agreed that now 7 to 8 hours load shedding will be made till end of this month after which 4 hours load shedding daily will be made in the city. After successful negotiations, office bearers of Anjuman e Tajiran Mirpurkhas have announced to end their strike and protest against
the district administration.

MIRPURKHAS Jan 12. Senior provincial minister for education Pir Mazharul Haq has said that nations have good educational standard were including among developed countries because education is only the way to resolve the all grievances. He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of adult literacy center at village Doulat Leghari, taluka Mirpurkhas here on Monday evening. He further said that 95 adult educational centers were being opened in the district and added that 7000 adult educational centers would be open in the province. He further said that 200 schools of NCHD are being opened in the district with the financial help of UNICEF. Minister further said that after opening of above centers girls and boys of those backward areas as well as of adult could get education at their door steps. He appealed to those illiterate persons including women to get benefit of adult educational centers to raise their life standard. On this occasion DCO Mirpurkhas Ghulam Hussain Memon, EDO education, MPA Shamim Aara Panhwer and other officers were present.

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Relatives of deceased Mohammad Usman , 3, son of Shehzad who had been killed after kidnapping by unknown persons some days back and relatives  , have taken out protest rally from Bhansinghabad to protest against the police failure to nab the real involved culprits and arresting of innocent youths. Protesters including women led by Kashif reached at local press club where they demanded the DPO Mirpurkhas to release the innocent arrested youths. Talking to newsmen protesters including kashif , Akmal and others deplored that Satellite town investigation police had arrested Azeem, Malik, Arshad and Anwer alias Guddo three days back and kept them in lockup while they were innocent and they were being tortured by the police. They said that Mohammad Usman, 3, was kidnapped by unknown persons and later strangled him despite demanding ransom. They accused of police for nabbing the innocent youths in the above matter instead to apprehend the genuine real culprits involved in the murder of the above child. They appealed the DPO Mirpurkhas to release the innocent persons without any delay and ensure arresting of the involved accused.

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Speakers in a seminar have called upon the government functionary to implement on the bonded labour abolition act to give relief to the thousands of bonded labours in the country. They further said that sufficient work to abolish bonded labours was continued for last some years in the country but no fruitful result has yet been appeared while efforts are continued to make better relationship between peasants and landlords. They were speaking at the seminar on “bonded labour” held here on Tuesday under aegis of Sindh Rural partner organization SRPO with collaboration of Pakistan institute of labour education and research (PILER). Zahida Detho, coordinator of district NGO network Mirurkhas said that slavery is the new name of bonded labour and added that thousands of families of the country are affected adversely with it . She deplored that this disease is getting day by day progress in the country owing to old feudal and social
system while bonded labour abolition act was formed to end the bonded labour from the country. Dr Haider of Green rural development organization stressed need of practical measures for eliminating the bonded labour. he said that at this time 22 cror children of 5 to 17 years old are compelled to pass their life with strict hardworking in the world. Tariq Channa of PILER said that bonded labour might not be eliminated completely unless implementation is not on the bonded labour abolition act. Kanji Rano Bheel, chairman citizen action committee said that today also peasants are deprived of their rights even they were passing their life as bonded labour. He said that feudal system and bureaucracy are the main hurdle in the elimination of the bonded labour as under tenancy act, government officers are not taken action against the landlord who make excesses with peasants in their accounts and asked that there should be crop wise accounts process between
peasant and landlord . He hoped that with the support of media and civil society we would efforts for implementation on bonded labour abolition act to end the bonded labour from the country. Regarding the media role in highlighting bonded labours , Journalist Qamaruddin said that Mediamen are working in worst condition and under pressure in interior Sindh as no any journalist is ready to highlight the bonded labour in print media and newspapers in District Sanghar due to strong feudal system. He said that despite facing financial crises as mostly journalists were not being paid by their media institutions but working hard even highlighting the crimes and involved persons through newspapers and TV channels and they were also facing serious threats even some journalists were attacked by armed persons as example in Hyderabad , Mohammad Hussain, staff correspondent of Dawn was seriously injured in armed attack when he highlighted the facts in his news. He deplored that without any criteria, youths were coming in journalism field and mostly of them are not known properly about bonded labour so, NGOs should arrange awareness programme for journalists about bonded labour sothat they could write or highlight properly to bonded labour. He asked the peasants to send their children to schools sothat after getting education in future they could face the feudals bravely. Journalist Afaq Ahmed Khan said that all the journalists are ready to work with NGOs to eliminate the bonded labour. Those also spoke Mir Safdar, Haji Akhlaque, S.A.Khan and Abdul Rehman Sarhandi, activist of HRCP.

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